Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Supreme Court rulings always have consequences – especially, major decisions such as one about same-sex marriages.
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As expected, a deeply divided United States Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about status of same-sex marriage, and again Justice Anthony Kennedy is the focus of attention.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the unusual situation in Alabama, where a federal judge is pondering her next steps in a conflict with that state’s Supreme Court over same-sex marriage licenses.
The gay-marriage debate in Alabama has taken another turn, after a federal judge overruled the state’s chief justice in a dispute over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The ongoing debate in Alabama over implementing a federal court decision about same-sex marriages is resurfacing some familiar constitutional issues.